400 MW Scottish Tidal Energy Farm To Begin Construction

Tidal energy doesn’t get a lot of press, but this story is about a huge tidal energy farm — the world’s largest stream tidal energy farm when it is completed. In January, construction of a 400 MW tidal energy project will begin in northeast Scotland. Yes, you read that correctly, 400 MW or enough to

100% Renewable Energy Future — How To Get There + Useful Studies

At the United Nations’ upcoming COP 19 event in Warsaw, the REN Alliance is scheduled to “introduce the theme of a 100% renewable energy future, and introduce case studies on how to attain this vision.” The side event is supposed to touch on technical integration of renewable energy resources, policies, financing, and more. Speakers will include

Huge Scotland Wind Farm Given Green Light (on Shetland Islands)

  The Scottish government has finally approved a major wind farm project on Shetland Islands, adding 370 MW to Scotland’s renewable capacity, enough energy to power 175,000 homes — or as much as sixteen times the population of the small island group where it is to be built. Over 10% of Shetland’s Population Objected to

A Warm and Dry Britain and Ireland {Photo of the Day}

The image shows a brown and dry landscape, unsurprising as it followed one of the warmest months on record. The image shows Scotland (top) and Northern Ireland (bottom left) after they had endured just two-thirds of the rain normally expected in April, and increased temperatures.

Scottish Scientists Make Biofuel from Whiskey

Giving “belly up to the bar” a whole new meaning… Bad puns aside, Scottish scientists recently announced a method for converting whiskey-making byproducts into biofuel (no bottled whiskey is harmed in the making of this fuel). Using samples from the Glenkinchie Distillery, researchers at the Biofuel Research Centre at Edinburgh Napier University have developed a process

Global Warming is Shrinking Sheep and Fish

[social_buttons] Two seperate scientific studies have revealed that global warming is leading to significant reductions in the size of sheep and fish species, more evidence that climate change is forcing a huge range of species to adapt to a hotter world. The first study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, investigated

Five Scottish Protesters Arrested for Stopping Work at Coal Mine

Five activists managed to shut down a coal mine before being arrested and charged with “breach of the peace” for standing on a piece of equipment with a sign reading “No New Coal.” “We’re here to send a message to [mining company] ATH Resources that mining the dirtiest fossil fuel and fuelling climate change is

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